Definition of open

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • open is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 6
  • open is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 6
  • open is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 8

Definition of open


  • (of textures) full of small openings or gaps (adjective)

    Examples

    1. an open texture

    Synonyms

    1. loose
  • not defended or capable of being defended (adjective)

    Examples

    1. an open city
    2. open to attack

    Synonyms

    1. assailable
    2. undefendable
    3. undefended
  • possibly accepting or permitting (adjective)

    Examples

    1. open to interpretation
    2. an issue open to question

    Synonyms

    1. capable
    2. subject
  • with no protection or shield (adjective)

    Examples

    1. open to the weather
    2. an open wound

    Synonyms

    1. exposed
  • not sealed or having been unsealed (adjective)

    Examples

    1. the letter was already open
    2. the opened package lay on the table

    Synonyms

    1. opened
  • openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness (adjective)

    Examples

    1. an open and trusting nature

    Synonyms

    1. candid
    2. heart-to-heart
  • affording free passage or view (adjective)

    Examples

    1. open waters
    2. the open countryside

    Synonyms

    1. clear
  • start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning (verb)

    Examples

    1. open a business

    Synonyms

    1. open up
  • a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water (noun)

    Examples

    1. finally broke out of the forest into the open

    Synonyms

    1. clear
  • ready or willing to receive favorably (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. receptive
  • used of mouth or eyes (adjective)

    Examples

    1. keep your eyes open
    2. his mouth slightly opened

    Synonyms

    1. opened
  • spread out or open from a closed or folded state (verb)

    Examples

    1. open the map

    Synonyms

    1. spread
    2. spread out
    3. unfold
  • become available (verb)

    Examples

    1. an opportunity opened up

    Synonyms

    1. open up
  • afford access to (verb)

    Examples

    1. the door opens to the patio

    Synonyms

    1. afford
    2. give
  • open and observable; not secret or hidden (adjective)

    Examples

    1. open ballots

    Synonyms

    1. overt
  • where the air is unconfined (noun)

    Examples

    1. the concert was held in the open air
    2. camping in the open

    Synonyms

    1. open air
    2. out-of-doors
    3. outdoors
  • affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed (adjective)

    Examples

    1. an open door
    2. they left the door open

    Synonyms

    1. unfastened
  • become open (verb)

    Examples

    1. The door opened

    Synonyms

    1. open up
  • information that has become public (noun)

    Examples

    1. all the reports were out in the open

    Synonyms

    1. surface
  • make available (verb)

    Examples

    1. This opens up new possibilities

    Synonyms

    1. open up
  • cause to open or to become open (verb)

    Examples

    1. Mary opened the car door

    Synonyms

    1. open up
  • not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought (adjective)

    Examples

    1. an open question

    Synonyms

    1. undecided
    2. undetermined
    3. unresolved
  • accessible to all (adjective)

    Examples

    1. open season
    2. an open economy
  • affording free passage or access (adjective)

    Examples

    1. open drains
    2. the road is open to traffic
    3. open ranks
  • a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play (noun)
  • begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc. (verb)

    Examples

    1. He opened the meeting with a long speech
  • display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer (verb)
  • having no protecting cover or enclosure (adjective)

    Examples

    1. an open boat
    2. an open fire
    3. open sports cars
  • make the opening move (verb)

    Examples

    1. Kasparov opened with a standard opening
  • not having been filled (adjective)

    Examples

    1. the job is still open
  • not requiring union membership (adjective)

    Examples

    1. an open shop employs nonunion workers
  • open to or in view of all (adjective)

    Examples

    1. an open protest
    2. an open letter to the editor
  • ready for business (adjective)

    Examples

    1. the stores are open
  • (set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints (adjective)
  • without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition (adjective)

    Examples

    1. the clarity and resonance of an open tone
    2. her natural and open response
  • have an opening or passage or outlet ()

    Examples

    1. The bedrooms open into the hall

See definition of open in Merriam Webster

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